Convicted sex offender says he identifies as 8-year-old girl

by Daniel Payne · Jan 13th, 2020 3:33 pm
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Last Updated Jan 13th, 2020 at 6:13 pm

A sex offender convicted on charges of child pornography claimed in court that he identifies as an eight-year-old girl.

Joseph Gobrick, 45, was first apprehended by authorities when a missing 17-year-old girl was found at his residence. Upon investigating, police found explicit child pornography on his computer.

Gobrick said to the judge, "I've always been an 8-year-old girl. And even my drawings and fantasies, I am always an 8-year-old girl." Representing himself, he also claimed that the illegal images — some of which depicted infants and small children being sexually assaulted — were protected by the First Amendment.

The judge rejected that defense, sentencing the pedophile to between 10 and 20 years in prison.